Water Hotel Pingyao

Pingyao, China

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  • A stylish and sophisticated boutique hotel situated in the heart of the ancient town

  • All rooms and suites featuring different styles and are brimming with character

  • An entire courtyard capturing the traditional features of Pingyao architecture

  • Provide pick up and drop off at the train station

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The Central-eastern regions of Henan, Shanxi and Shandong experience four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid, with the majority of the year’s rain falling between June and August. July is the hottest month of the year, with temperatures peaking at around 40°C. Winters are cold, dropping as low as -20°C in January. Spring is short and warm, but sandstorms from Mongolia often sweep through the region at this time of year. The best months to visit the Central-eastern regions are September through to November, whilst the days are long and sunny and temperatures average 17°C.

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Water Hotel Pingyao is a stunning boutique property, located conveniently at the Ming and Qing Street of Pingyao, noted for its magnificent residences in ancient traditional styles.

Water hotel Pingyao is a traditional yet charming hotel, offering gorgeous rooms and suites nestled in the heart of the ancient town. With a total of 16 rooms and suites, each room is exquisitely decorated, using comfortable neutral colour tones. The designer carefully retains the original beauty of the ancient buildings and modern elements are added to enhance the furnishings. There is a main restaurant, which offers both Chinese and Western cuisine. Make use of the hotel’s beautiful courtyard to unwind and relax amidst nature. Spa and massage services are readily available upon requests.
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There are 16 charming rooms and suites at Water Hotel Pingyao. Each room and suite are carefully renovated to maintain the original character of the building while adding a modern touch and luxury. The suites are spacious with a separate living room. Try out the Japanese Style Room with Tatami to experience a totally different kind of stay!


Although there are no specific child care facilities stated, children are welcome at Water Hotel Pingyao. Children cots and cribs can be provided upon request.


There is a shared lounge and TV area for families and friends to gather and exchange their experiences at Water Hotel Pingyao. Massage services are available in the hotel. Enjoy tea at their beautiful courtyard and garden.


  • Active Mt Wutai

    Aside from the rich heritage of Chinese Buddhism, Mt Wutai is also known for its hiking.

  • Chang's Family Mansion Tour

    Make a visit to the Chang's Family Manor, which has one of the biggest courtyards in Shanxi that covers an area of 400 square kilometres.

  • Chinese Liquor Experience in Xinghua Village

    Visit the Xinghua Village, the hometown of Fenjiu, a local liquor with a rich history dating back 4,000 years ago. Proceed to the Fenjiu workshop museum and end in a local brewery showcasing the wine liquor production in modern China.

  • Cultural and Historical Datong

    Dive into the culture and history of Datong. Visit the Shanhua Monastery of the Tang Dynasty and take a guided walk on the Datong Ancient City wall, originally built in Ming Dynasty.

  • Day Trip to Yongji and the Yongle Palace

    Visit the nearby city of Yonji. Visit the Pujiu Temple, the place where “The Romance of West Chamber” Chinese classical masterpiece was written. Stop by the Yongle Palace, among the earliest Taoist temples still existing today.

  • Discovering Pingyao

    Explore Pingyao and its surrounds, visiting highlights including Ri Sheng Chang, the City Wall and the Shuanglin Temple.

  • Discovery Journey to Qikou Old Town

    Discover the distinctive cultural ancient town of Qikou and explore the various attractions which showcase the traditional dwellings of the past.

  • Foguang & Nanchan Temples

    Visit Foguang Temple and Nanchan Temple, the two less touristy temples for a masterpiece of architecture and exquisite Tang Dynasty sculptures.

  • Great Wall Exploration from Datong

    Drive northward to the less-known Chang Cheng Village for a full-day guided hike while admiring the magnificent series of watch towers - a section of the Great Wall of Shanxi constructed from soil.

  • Guan Yu Temple Tour

    Embark on a visit to Guan Yu Temple, one of the largest Guan Yu temples in China.

  • Hanging Monastery and the Wooden Pagoda

    Visit the Hanging Monastery before visiting the Sakyamuni Wooden Pagoda.

  • Hike Mt. Mian

    For the active travellers, you can enjoy a 4-hour hiking through temples, valleys, springs and forests into Mt. Mian, a renowned location of Buddhist and Taoist temples.

  • Historical Taiyuan

    Enjoy a visit to Shanxi Museum, the largest museum in Shanxi before heading into Jin Ancestral temple, one of the earliest royal gardens in China. Indulge in some local food as you stroll along the Food Street of Taiyuan.

  • Hukou Waterfall & Jishan

    Visit the Hukou Waterfall, the second largest waterfall in China and the only magnificent yellow waterfall in the world. Afterwards, proceed to Jingshan, a hidden country in west Shanxi and be awed by the beautiful murals in the Song Jin Grave.

  • Mt Wutai Full Day Tour

    Spend the day exploring temples, monasteries and temples of Mount Wutai, including Xian Tong, Ta Yuan, Wu Ye, Pu Shou and Bodhisattva Top.

  • Seeing Pingyao Again - Evening Show

    Enjoy an evening show of 'Seeing Pingyao Again', a live interactive theatre performance where the audience becomes part of the show.

  • Sunrise on Mt Wutai

    Rise early to await for the first ray of sunlight over Mount Wutai whilst surrounded by a magnificent sea of clouds.

  • Yuncheng Heritage Discovery

    Discover the hidden historical gems of Wan Rong county. Visit the lesser-visited Dong Yue Temple that includes the iconic 40-meter wooden Feng Yu Tower, before continuing to Hou Tu Temple to explore the splendid main building and the Qiu Feng Tower.

  • Yungang Grottoes and Datong Highlights

    Visit the renowned Yungang Grottoes and admire the Buddhist cave art. Continue to Shanhua Monastery. Return to Datong and enjoy a tour of the highlights including the exquisite Huayan Temple and the renowned Nine Dragon Screen.

  • Zhangbi Castle and Wang's Family Mansion Exploration

    Spend the day exploring the passageways of Zhangbi castle before visiting the luxurious Wang's Family Mansion.

Location & directions

Pingyao, China

The nearest airport is Taiyuan Wusu International Airport and it is an approximate 2-hour drive to the hotel.

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